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Computer Security Company Head Busted -- Needs Slap in Face with a Fish!

Sept. 30, 2003

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The head of an Internet security company that claimed to have found dangerous loopholes in U.S. military computers has been indicted on charges of hacking government networks for financial gain.

Brett Edward O'Keefe, 36, was arrested and indicted Monday on six counts of conspiracy to access military, government and private computers, said U.S. Attorney Carol Lam. O'Keefe was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court.

The indictment accuses O'Keefe of sharing military files with news media to generate favorable publicity for his San Diego company, ForensicTec Solutions Inc. O'Keefe allegedly had unauthorized possession of files from NASA, the Army, the Navy, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Carolyn notes: This apparent crime is sooo clueless that words fail me. However, InternetWeek.com editor Mitch Wagner has come up with some really choice words. "So let's get out the big fish and start slapping O'Keefe with it: "Hell-o! [slap] You broke into military computers?! [slap!]
Not too long after 9/11?! [slap!] And you got a bunch of files and then TOLD THE MEDIA?! [slap!] What did you THINK would happen after that?! [slap!]"
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